What Is an Example of Scare Tactics of Fallacies?

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Assignment 1.1: Communication Process Model
Directions: Think of a misunderstanding you experienced when communicating with someone else at work, home, or school. Then fill in the blanks of the chart below. Who was the sender? I was the sender of the message | | Who was the receiver? Vendor from another company | | What was the message? To order supply that we need for the next week | | What channel was used to send the message? Email was used | | What was the misunderstanding that occurred? He thought I need the supply for the next day so he send me supply for the next and I did not have any place to put it. | | How could the misunderstanding have been avoided? I could have told him when I need the supply and what day I need the supply on instead of just sending the email out about when and what day I need the stuff. | |
Bring your completed chart to class for sharing in small groups. After each group member has shared his or her example with other group members, answer the following questions: 1. What did you learn about the communication process from this activity?
I have learned that when you are the sender you have to be clear and direct when you are sending a order to somebody for a shipment. As the receiver, they should send you an email back to make sure that is everything you want for your order and to make sure on the date of the order. 2. What seemed to be the main causes of the misunderstandings?
I think the main cause of misunderstanding is not being clear and direct on what you want and do you want something done. Another one is not asking questions when you do not understand what somebody else want you to do. As for the receiver, they should make sure they be Who was the sender? My Friend | | Who was the receiver? I was the receiver | | What was the message? He told me to meet him at a restaurant…...

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